anders37 (18726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty spicy hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty yeasty spicy bitter hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty yeasty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a large off-white head. A complex aroma of strong citrus hops and pleasant spices. Yeast, caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, and light must round out the aroma. Full bodied. This one is fun. Starts more tripel- with spices, yeast, earth, and that touch of must returns. It then moves to a much more bitter, hoppy flavor. Citrus, grapefruit, some grapefruit, with a caramel backbone. Finish is dry and bitter. Really fun to drink this beer.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, yeast, spice, hops, and fruit. The flavor was spicy and yeasty with caramel malt but overall dominated by a sweet fruityness. Medium bodied with a slightly spicy, hoppy finish.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is heavy belgian trippel smell, yeasty, sweet, just a hint of hoppiness. Flavor is a little alcohol heat right away, then bready, sweet trippel complement the hoppy IPA backbone. Neither one is particularly outstanding, though. Good, tasty beer and a novel effort, with some tinkering I think this could be great.
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium body, offwhite head and slightly darker than I was expecting. Floral aroma of hops, what you would expect from an IPA but also a hint of the belgian tripel. I thought the taste was very complex, not as much of any aftertaste as I was expecting. This beer was a joy to sip.
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks dirtymartini. Pours a glowing yellow orange with a billowy offwhite head. Very sexy. The nose is hoppy, sweet citrusy hops, mandarin orange, mango, fruity, mild spicy/earthy yeasty character. Nice balance/blend of the two in both the aroma and flavor. Fruity citrusy hop flavor, mild mellow bitterness, a bit peppery and spicy, great yeast presence. Lovely beer with a great mouthfeel, soft carbonation with the perfect bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery in Vista. Pours a hazy, darker orange body with a bigger, foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves some soapy lacing. Definitely smells more like their IPA, but has some nice subtle Belgian characteristics. Sweet and sugary citrus and a nice floral perfume. Some barnyard spices and a sweet Belgian fruitiness. Similar flavor. Semi-resiny citrus, floral, and a sweet, but spicy Belgian yeast. Finishes dry with a lingering citrus and malt. Palate is light to medium bodied and crisper than the IPA. Overall, not bad. A nice change of pace from their IPA, but I think I prefer the IPA to this.
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange appearance with a good sized white head. Aroma is of citrus, coriander, yeast and floral. Taste is of hops, coriander, orange peel, lemon and perfume.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg from Whole Foods - Fair Lakes on 05/17/2009. Hazy amber body with a medium foamy off-white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma with some light belgian character in the background. Sweet fruity floral and citrus hop flavor with some belgian spice and candi sugar. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
AskForJenny (1031) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The tripel balanced out the bitterness. Smelled more like the IPA, looked more like the tripel.